So it’s February 21. A month and a half in to 2013. Crazy how fast that went right? I was reflecting the other day about My One Word and my goal setting for this year, and started to get frustrated with myself. “Ugh, if I had just done this already,” or “Goodness gracious I wish I hadn’t done this.” Then I stopped. Just stopped. Took a deep breath, ran to my husband and curled up in a ball in his lap. Because it hit me. Setting these goals and choosing my one word is not something that holds me back. It is not something that chains me down and it is certainly not something that beats me up when I make slow progress. There is freedom in picking one word to focus on all year and there is freedom in setting goals. These goals represent something to me – some represent happiness, some love, some organization and some a better heart. All things that I yearn for and all things of which I am working for every day.
The cliché’ saying, “It’s not the destination, but the journey” ran through my mind and it rings so true. We aren’t ever finished, are we? These goals and this word is something I choose every day. Every day I work towards them – some days harder than others but still – I work towards them. So sweet friends, if you are frustrated with your New Year’s Resolutions already, or frustrated with yourself even – don’t be! Let it go. Pick up today and continue going where you wanted to go this year. Continue to make things happen in your life!
And if you’re out there wondering what I chose this year for My One Word – I chose surrender. I am choosing to surrender to God every little piece of my life and my heart (something that is very tough for a control freak like me). And if you’re confused as to what My One Word even is, or want to read more about my goal/setting and word choosing start here and here.